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Dairy Farmers Encouraged To Manage Risk

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is encouraging Pennsylvania dairy farmers to take advantage of federal risk-management protection by enrolling in USDA’s Dairy Margin Coverage Program for 2023.

The USDA Farm Service Agency financial safety net pays dairy farmers when the difference between the price for milk and average feed price – the margin – falls below the amount selected by the producer at enrollment.

“Protecting your bottom line against price fluctuations you can’t control just makes sense.” Redding said. “Dairy Margin Coverage is a smart part of every dairy producer’s...

 

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